OAU reduces school fees

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BY TIMOTHY AGBOR

The management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, has reviewed downwards the school fees that students of the tertiary institution must pay.

According to a statement issued on Monday, by the university’s public relations officer, Abiodun Olanrewaju, the administration decreased the tuition following a meeting with the students.

Olarewaju said the student leaders were firm in their demand for a 50% fee reduction.

“Accordingly, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Adebayo Simeon Bamire, graciously announced that the charges initially announced have been reduced as follows:

“For the students in Humanities, the initial sundry charges of ₦89, 200 for returning students have been reduced to N76,000 while for the new students in the Humanities, the initial fees of ₦151,200 have been reduced to ₦131,000.

“For those in the Sciences and Technology, the initial charges of ₦101,200, for returning students are now ₦86,000 while the new students in the same Faculties will now pay ₦141,000 instead of the initial N163,200.

“In the same vein, the returning students in the Pharmacy and College of Health Sciences will now pay #109,000, instead of ₦128,200. The new students in the same Faculties will now pay N164, 000 instead of the initial charges of ₦190, 000,” part of the statement stated.

It further stated that the administration of the university had approved splitting the money into two equal payments.